This section hosts guidelines, manuals and toolkits to strengthen public health practice.
Engaging youth in health, educational and social interventions is considered key to their mental, economic, social and psychosocial development. Moreover, research suggests that when youth have multiple and diverse protective factors on which they can draw, they are less vulnerable to mental health challenges. This user-friendly toolkit outlines strategies for engaging youth as “…valuable partners in addressing and making decisions about issues that affect them personally and/or that they believe to be important.” These tools are designed for organisations that work with youth or are desirous of launching youth engagement initiatives. It defines core components of positive youth development as: 1. positive relationships with adults, 2. creating safe and positive spaces, 3. positive opportunities to learn life skills. This toolkit can assist implementers in designing and sustaining programs that engage, involve and empower youth.
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Tools and resources to support making health programs more inclusive.
by Swasti - The Health ... 40 min read